Social Worker Job in Lafayette, Indiana – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Social Worker in Lafayette, Indiana Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Social Worker – Lafayette, Indiana
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 504927
Start Date: 09/03/2021
End Date: 09/24/2021

Qualification Summary
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education. Have a master’s degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the School of Social Work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master’s degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master’s degree level. (Indiana requires Licensed Clinical Social Worker-LCSW) May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Preferred Experience: Experience with substance abuse is preferred Grade Determinations:
GS 11:
Experience and Licensure. Appointment to the GS-11 grade level requires
completion of a minimum of one year of post-MSW experience equivalent to the GS-9
grade level in the field of health care or other social work-related settings, (VA or non
VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice
Education. In addition to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social
work from a school of social work may be substituted for the required one year of
professional social work experience in a clinical setting. In addition to the experience above, candidates must be able to demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
(a) Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to
community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate
(b) Skill in independently conducting psychosocial assessments and treatment
interventions to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural,
ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds.
(c) Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment
procedures (i.e. acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common
medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology) to formulate a
treatment plan.
(d) Skill in independently implementing different treatment modalities in working with
individuals, families, and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric,
medical, and social problems to achieve treatment goals.
(e) Ability to provide consultation services to new social workers, social work graduate
students, and other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact
of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. References: VA Handbook 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS 11. Physical Requirements: The physical demands of the position involve standard office requirements such as using the telephone, retrieving files, writing reports, data entry and maintenance of computer databases, etc. Work is typically performed sitting at a desk and using a computer. This position may require occasional travel. The position requires periods of walking, standing, sitting and bend

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